By Sam Watson
• A Grade, Division 2
A CENTURY from Foster captain Josh Toner got his side past Nyora’s solid total on Saturday.
Nyora got off to a nice start on their home deck, with Henry Dolphin 30, Daniel Esler 22, Gavin Hackett 29, and Jake Hackett 31 all getting decent totals, but when they were gone, the side struggled.
No one else could score over 10 runs but they were still able to reach 9/161 off 40 overs.
With a decent chase ahead of them, Toner was locked in early, and he was crunching balls to the boundary.
He didn’t get much support from his teammates, but that didn’t matter, and he worked his way to a century.
Shortly after getting to triple figures, Toner fell for 103 but his side got the job done and they passed Nyora, four wickets down in the 33rd over.
Larcombe lets loose on Burra
KILCUNDA Bass’ Ash Larcombe was in fine form with the bat at Korumburra on Saturday, and it proved to be too much for the Cobras to handle.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat and after overcoming an early wicket, the runs piled on.
The next wicket fell at 185 runs, with Larcombe batting with Steve Oates, who retired on 27, and Balraj Sandhu who made 59.
When Sandhu went, Larcombe kept going and reached 91 before he was bowled.
His big innings saw KB finish on 7/213, putting them in a dominant position coming into the second half of the match.
Cory Arnold started the innings off nicely but when James Mahood bowled him for 33, there wasn’t much more resistance, and they were all out for 126.
Cam Chasemore was the pick of a very strong bowling attack, taking 4/24 off seven overs.
Smith, Slade secure win for Glen Alvie
A MASSIVE opening partnership from Steve Smith and Rohan Slade has secured a win for Glen Alvie over OMK, keeping them atop the A2 ladder.
After Slade was dropped on the first ball of the day, he made sure he cashed in at Outtrim and worked his way to 66.
Smith also made the most of the quick surface at Outtrim and made 84.
When Slade was finally out, it ended the 128-run opening partnership, but Nathan Findlay 28 inflicted some more damage in the remaining overs.
Glen Alvie finished their 40 overs on 7/240 and their defence was off to a good start when Findlay broke through for an early wicket.
But Luke Jones 40, David Creed 51, Mitch Sawyers 31, and Shane Taylor 38* did their best to mount a comeback with the bat.
Despite their valiant efforts, the total was too big, and they finished on 7/206 after 40.
Demons chase down Club
MDU has successfully chased down Wonthaggi Club’s mediocre total, continuing their good start to the 2021/22 season.
Club batted first at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve and only Alex Geyer 55 could do serious damage with the bat.
When Geyer was back in the sheds, MDU continued putting the pressure on, and they kept Club to 6/136 after 40 overs.
They took their chase slow and steady early on but captain Joel Sinclair 34 and veteran Nick Eddy 50* made sure of the win, passing Club, four wickets down in the 36th over.
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